Travel Health

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Do you need vaccinations?

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the Holiday Health Planner application form below in order to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on this link: Travel Health Pro


Travel Health

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out our Holiday Health Planner form and return it to the reception or email it to before booking an appointment with our Practice Nurse Team.

Further Travel Information

The following websites will give you additional travel advice

  • Travel Health for information of vaccinations available on NHS
  • MASTA for private vaccination clinics
  • for specific country travel advice
  • EHIC to apply for your free European Health Insurance Card

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Travel Letters

While a letter may be required for travel, this is not an NHS service. Primary care can charge patients for the time taken to write the letter, or can decline to provide a letter and direct patients to private travel clinics for this service.